Contents of an Annual Report 400 words
Discuss the following scenario: Staff members from the marketing department of your firm are doing a splendid job selling products to customers. Many of the customers are so pleased that they are also buying shares in the companyâ€™s stock, which means that they receive a copy of the firmâ€™s annual report. Unfortunately, questions sometimes arise that the marketing staff members are woefully inadequate at answering. Technical questions about the firmâ€™s financial condition and performance are referred to the chief financial officer, but the director of marketing has asked you to write a memo in which you explain the key elements in an annual report so that marketing representatives are better prepared to respond to questions of a more general nature.
For your initial post, write a clear, concise memo (no more than 400 words) that describes the contents of an annual report so marketing personnel can understand the basic requirements of an annual report. Reference this weekâ€™s readings and lecture to help organize and explain your thoughts. In addition, answer the following questions:
- Do you think all marketing staff members should be equipped to speak with the public about the firmâ€™s financial matters?
- What are some of the benefits of improving employee financial literacy?
Financial Statement Analysis 400 words
The financial statement analysis is due in Week Six. To help you begin your preparation of this work, select a company that you will do the analysis of. Write at least a word summary identifying the firm that you selected, summarizing why you selected it, and explaining the items that a financial analyst might find useful within its Annual Report.
Additionally, read the Forbes article: â€œ12 Lessons from the Warby Parkers Annual Report (Links to an external site.)â€ and explain which of these 12 lessons may apply to your company selection.